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flooding in marin city. >> it's only expected to get worse.> let's check in now with spencer christian for the latest. >> rain is on the way. it's notwujhj here yet. we're precipitation-free but not far to the north up around eureka, we've got a large mass of moisture and some cases of heavy down pours moving into our direction. we'll start at 7:00 this evening. we'll see clouds thickening and perhaps the first wave of rain will have arrived by that time in the northern most part of sonoma county. you'll notice to about midnight, you'll see rain sweeping through the bay area, this front will keep sweeping through and be trailed by showers, some will be widely scattered showers, some, more organized meaning possibly a wet commute in the morning at 5:00 in the morn. so you can see here, rain is evening event, overnight, we'll see rain tapering off to showers by
point.7)÷ >> saying the city is losing more experienced officers than it will be able to recruit and retain. happening now a half dozen police officers walked away from the department just this week. there are 44 new recruits but since september, 36 officers resigned or retired from the department. the union says if you add in officer who's have given notice and will be gone by the end of the month, the city is now losing officers at a faster pace than it will be ever to replai.s poa says experienced cops are leaving in record numbers and this in the case of pay cuts and better opportunities in other cities. >> we call it voting with your feet. they're walking out. we can't strike or do job actions. so the only way to send a leave. >> the mayor says the city has fewer officers than 10 years ago. the budget increased and the city needs to rain in those costs. san jose voters support read form measures. the union says it did not anticipate the experiodus it's aggressive fiscal reform. >> police trying to find a serial rapist in richmond. >> the rapist changed his appearance when he
that event. according to city officials there have been 67 homicides so far in san francisco this year. last year, there were 50. in san francisco, abc 7 news. >> a number of tributes to the newtown victims are planned for tomorrow a week after the shooting. >> church as cross the country, include something here in the bay area will ring bells 26 times. beginning at 9:30 in the morning that. is one ring for each person killed. number of web sites planning to go dark for a minute, a pop up will be featured asking visitors to pause, and remember their victims. >> abc news will air a special report tomorrow morning and will stream that special report for you live at abc 7 news.com. and you can express your sympathy by posting this badge on your facebook wall. be sure to stay with us for continuing coverage of the connecticut school shootings. >> people in a normally quiet hayward apartment building dealing with a murder today it happened in the middle of the day in a parking lot there. police have little to go on. this murder forced the shut down of two schools. >> sky 7 hd was over the parking
if approved that new crime reduction team of both waserman and bradden will cost the city $250,000. nick smith, abc 7 news. >> police are not releasing a lot of information about a deadly shooting by a police officer this morning. officers say they could hear a woman screaming in the background of a 911 call from the apartment. they arrived and were confronted by an armed man. police say the officers were forced to shoot the man butúj4 refused to give more detail autos there is more than one officer involved. however, i will not disclose identities for number involved but there are no officers injured in this incident. >> police would not say what provoked this shooting. the district attorney joined the investigation. ples say this is the city's first officer involved shooting since 2001. >> in oakland, business owners frightened and frustrated after returning to work to find their shops vandalized over the christmas holiday. sometime tuesday night, someone smashed windows in stores. the back wind yof a van was broken. and the operator says this type of crime is just too commo
are investigating to determine who made that threat. classes at both schools will resume tomorrow. >> the city of san francisco has asked a judge to dismiss a constitutional challenge that the city's public nudity ban. city attorney filed the motion and dropped the suit in u.s. district court. the ordinance passed earlier this month and bans nudity on public street, sidewalks and public transit and goes into effect february 1. >> joseph crienz has been named the chief of police. he has been serving as interim chief since july. he has 32 years of experience. his appointment is effective on saturday. >> got a couple of sports articles. the giants are bringing back a familiar face. >> they signed an descres torresto a deal worth $2 bhillion. he was in the 2010 championship run and was traded to the mets. torres is expected to be in a deal. >> the talk of the nba, in the victory over the nba champions in miami has gotten everybody's attention. david lee's playing great. 22 points, the warriors showing toughness. lee, hammering lebron james. they called it a flafrant foul. but he stayed in the game
hole causing traffic problems in the city of clayton. >> one lane over eight miles is just reopened after being closed last night. the contra costa county public works department discovered this sink hole near morgan territory road. crews working to stabilize the surface expected to take up to a week to fix. >> they have steel plates coming to place over roads. we're looking at getting them about 20 feet long to span the cavity. and... we're hopeful that that would mitigate the immediate hazard until where he have time to get a contractor on word. >> now, local traffic is allowed to use thised room heavy vehicles are being rerouted. >> westfield shopping sent jer back open today. and there is a flue fire, the fire department says it broke out in a restaurant just after 8:30. the westfield theater evacuated and no word yet on a cause of the fire. >> well, pg&e still making w pipeline explosion. one of them is separating the gas and electric operations. >> gas operations will be head quarters in san ramone. abc 7 news was there for an update. >> pg&e consolidating gas controls into on
for everyone else. >> city leaders say it will be this way sometime. >> this will not be used until spring or summer. >> last night, and this morning focusing on getting people utilities up and running. the road collapsed, it receivered water and sewage lines. crews put tubes in place to get water to people which worked but at the patterson house that meant a compromised shower this morning it was weak. i won't want to do that every day, but waits there. >> next to build a temporary storm drain, then, they'll come up with a permanent solution. the thought of living with the giant hole is a bit unnerving to some. >> it's terrifying. i know people are working on it. i've got confidence in the city to take care of it. >> others looking at positive side. this short cut throughout the neighborhood has been receivered. >> traffic comes through here, nobody stops at stop signs. >> good news is that everybody who lives in this vicinity can get to work or school by taking just a short detour. >> city officials say they've known this was a problem and now, they're being forced to deal witness. they
will disappear, in marin, some roads as well. >> yes. we're live in marin city with the story. hi, heather. >> hi, dan. we're along highway 1. at highway 101 this morning. this intersection was completely submerged with high tide at 9:45 but as tides do it went back out. with extreme low tide, expected just about a half hour from now. >> the highway one stintson beach exit was closed. and it was up to individual bikers to decide whether to risk the water logged bay trail. water levels rose dangerously high on cars left at the park and ride under 101. there used to water creeping up and back here, but this is higher than the usual high. king tides happen once a month when the sun and moon pulls are lined but these high tides are the highest of the year. the king tide coincide was big winter storms. water levels in some areas will be 10 feet above normal. they do recede quickly. with extreme low tides as well. sebastian figures his trees will not float away. he's looked up high tide predictions and planning accordingly. >> trees are still a foot above the water. i'm from holland and i know about wa
&e to arrive to deactivate power line autos city officials are preparing to host the last in a series of four meetings on the hiring of a new police chief. chris moore will be stepping down after serving he is than8ly two years in the post before suddenly announced retirement. the goal of the meetings? gain public input. the debate over hiring an previous meetings. >> crab boat skippers meeting with the owners association in san francisco to discuss a dispute over the price of crabs. >> boats have been in port since wednesday. the fresh crab almost impossible to find. at one point the price dropped because of a plentiful supply. >> and today, bidders taking over what is left of hostess to step forward. hostess claimed claiming operators have been crippled by a baker's strike. hostess faces criticism after bankruptcy court documents show it used employee pension wages to stay afloat. >> not to worry. someone will make twinkies out there. >> looks that way. yes. >> noted, twinkie fan, spencer christian. >> no twinge yeenees in this temple. no. no. another sunny, mild day in a row two. in a row.
income familis. the mta board al yot heo indicated so children of the families can ride muni free. city hall rerupted with celebration the moment of board approved a funding. the money is a portion of an over all $6.7 million grant from the commission with it, 40,000 children of low income families will be able to ride free of charge during a 16 month pilot program between march, 2013 and july, 2014. this, opponents say the grant should have gone towards improving the system. others say it's a win, win, that has $5.1 million will fund fixing the oldest fleet in america giving children an opportunity they otherwise might not have had. >> a lot of folks go every day to school with this. they don't have enough money to pay for the bus. >> they must live 200% below poverty line in order to qualify. reporting from city hall, abc 7 news. >> an fran is a signature away from banning public nudity. the board voting 7-4. protestors tried to interrupt by ripping off clongz.8 officers are ready with towels. the ban just needs the mayor's signature to become law, next year. offenders will face poss
jose. oakland road, you'll notice there, allen rock head out towards the each bay aroun$&x/m union city. we're seeing rainfall. and as we pull out here, there are spotty sprinkles, showers, out towards san francisco up towards north bay we go. there is our radar beam. i'll let you know if our own radar will be tracking more rain over the wheekd i come back. ama? larry? >> thank you. we do have continuing coverage of the school tragedy. these are live pictures from newtown, connecticut. now, people are inside of the church gathering for a vigil to remember the victims. >> also, investigators looking into a massive fire destroying a fremont plant what. workers are being told sewed. >> michael finney is taking your questions on twitter and facebook and will answer them here live a little bit later, you can contact michael on facebook.com and on twitter. m finney. >> at 4:13, taking a look at friday afternoon commute. s directions. at the skyway in downtown san francisco, leftx,wjm to right heading towards bay bridge, and also, very, very slow heading southbound if you're heading towards th
to lincoln way. here the city is trying to prevent damage this morning on pine street. the city had to clean up after a tree that fell over on a car. >> this is scary. i witnessed it. it was scary. >> she is describing when the tree fell over that happened at about 8:30. this tree landed on a mercedes-benz. the tree trunk rolled off the car. the car belongs to ashley jenkins. >> i hope it's not a total loss. i just bought the car. soy love it. it's been a great car for me so far. but i'm just trying to think positively about it. >> residents say is not the first time a tree has fallen over. year, neighbors are concerned trees are old and too vulnerable. >> i am concerned about the people driving down pine street and about my family. >> trees air major concern for workers. rec and park crews decided this tree is just about to fall. so they decided before it did damage. large storm waves fell on the coast. jeff who lives in a home by the shore says living here means you have to be ready when the types of storms come through. >> you should stay prepared. actually. have batteries on hand. should
a new york city firefighter like his uncle and cousin. >> our son had so much love to give to this world. and he was supposed to have a lifetime of bringing that light to the world. >>oqzñ after one somber funeral, mourners packed pews to remember a 6-year-old caroline. her parents say she was quote a blessing from god, brought joy to everyone she touched. throughout the area, four more farewells for charlotte bacon, chase, principal, and a 27-year-old victoria soto. the nation remembers soto as the teacher who lost her life trying to save her young students. her family remembering her for so much more. >> just her face. and the smile. happiness she had. >> when students returned to classes in a school, they will be greeted by donna page, returning to the position. in newtown, connecticut abc 7 news. >> and stay with abc 7 for coverage of the shooting tragedy in newtown, abc 7 news reporter laura anthony will bring us an update at 5:00. you can sign up for breaking news alerts. >> with the nation attention on guns in the wake of newtown one neighborhood is suffering gun violence on a da
and it was a nightmare on the bridge traffic wise backed up into the city. chp tells us a car going southbound crashed into one going northbound spun into another car. three people hospitalized with minor injuries. >> cruise are bringing in boulders to help stabilize the stream bed underneath a road that washed away. the sink hole developed sunday afternoon. those will help prevent the situation from getting worse. crews will bring a larger pipe to help prevent this from happening again. >> downed trees of an ongoing problem with rain-soaked soil throughout the bay area. >> right. eric thomas has the story of how a tree narrowly missed a couple. a visit from city building inspector today. here is why. big chunks of an 80 foot tall cypress came crashing into his home, one piece feet from where he and his wife slept. >> we woke up and yeah. thank the lord we're here to talk to you bit. it's a big tree. fell over my head. luckily one branch, the main trunk of the tree fell into our ward -- yard. >> no one in the home was hurt, other parts of the tree came to rest on the roof and second floor balcony. sco
such as this one help to intercept drunk drivers and take them off of the streets. redwood city police officers have checked 15,000 vehicles so far this holiday period. and made 18 arrests. they support the bill. >> this legislation is being propose today is actually needed to be added as part of the arsenal that we have in detering people that may not just have the will, dedication or moral fort tud to not drive drunk. >> the device costs about $100 but requires ongoing cal braigs to ensure accuracy that can run an additional $50 to $100 every two months. mothers against drunk driving would prefer laws tougher. >> i prefer they're installed on every dui convicted person's car. this is a great stop gach. >> four california counties are in the middle of a pilot project in which those devices are required after the first dui conviction. and is hoping that feed back from that pilot project might provide ammunition it needs for a tougher law. >> writers on edge after another person was pushed into an oncoming train and killed. witnesses say a woman was following a man mum bling to herself, when the
clothes, blankets, towels and soap are provided to clean up. various city, county and regional agencies are preparing for possible flooding later in the week with a major storm due on thursday. and a pool contractor warns people with roof top solar systems to be prepared for the cold wave. >> if you have solar plumbing, solar for swimming pools have you to empty panels to make sure they don't freeze. you'll have leaks all over the place in the spring time. >> and andy recommends homeowner was landscaping especially flowering plants cover them tomorrow night because of the freezing temperatures in order to prevent frost damage. abc 7 news. >> investigators searching for a rapist following a sexual assault of a woman on a popular hiking trail. >> the woman says she was attacked on the medrone trail last wednesday. officers posted warnings in the area. the woman says the attacker was in his early 40s walking a heavy set medium sized dog. this park service says he pulled her to the ground, then rape skmerd ran. >> so-to-san francisco police officers being hailed as heroes for saving live of
, you can see here redwood road. towards east bay, out towards east bay, union city, niles boulevard, 84 there. calaveras road, light to moderate?gatç rain. towards half moon bay, highway 1, light rainfall now. so it's not over by any stretch of the imagination. sierra nevada chain controls and it is snowing in parts of the sierra, nrts 50s and highlights, we'll get to highlights in just a moment. wind gusts at 38 at sfo. 35 in half moon bay. so windy, wet tonight. heavy rain for morning with thunderstorms possibilities and rain again, sunday. hang on to rain gear, i'm going to show you timing of the system. it's stalled0fur out over the by area. this is why we're continuing to see wet, windy conditions developing. we do have waves of rain coming in for the weekend. thunderstorm possibility goesing into saturday morning. there is a computer animation, periods of rain for this evening. starts to pick up. heading into 3:00 a.m. we may see a chance chance of thund yes, 6:00 a.m. another front, heavy rain with possibility of thunderstorms. behind the front, scattered showers, so yes, you ca
after shooting death of an adviser. >> it happened outside the police headquarters in the capital city of kabul. she walked into and shot and killed the american. she was able to enter the facility armed because she is an officer and was election today carry a pistol. one afghan lawmaker is calling for additional screening measures for all candidates for the police force. >> dan: nelson mandela is spending christmas in the hospital. 94-year-old leader has been fighting a lung infection and had gallstones removed in south africa at a hospital there. the she improving and responding well to treatment. he was admitted to the hospital december 8th and there is no timetable for his release. >> carolyn: traditional christmas eve mass at vatican drew thousands to st. peters basilica. pope benedict delivered a theme of world peace. the service begins at 10:00 p.m. local time in rome. that is so the pontiff can rest before the christmas day speech. >> dan: american soldiers are spending an early christmas along with other international troops in afghanistan. u.s. and other nato forces sat down
happens all the time. city officials are ware of the frustration and hope public work project scheduled for the spring will fix things once skb for all. >> going to the sierra now.r[ç.÷ snowfall is slowing down drivers going to, or coming from lake tahoe area. this is showing a steady stream of traffic. they hope to repeat it for new year's of course. >> here is a look at conditions on interstate 80. winds are gusting up to 60 miles per hour. and you can imagine, chains are required and snow showers will continue throughout the night. chp advising drivers to please take it slow. >> and stay with abc 7 news and you can get alerts from us on twitter. >> we have developing news right now concerning the health of former president george hw bush. mr. bush is now in intensive care at houston's methodist hospital. a spokesman says he's in guarded condition, alert, talking with medical staff, and he's surrounded by family. he's 88 years old now. he has been in the hospitalÑ"@n% for more than a month with a"@n% fighting a strong fever that got worse this week. doctors put him on a liquid diet
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